Taikokoro Inc presents

Eri's Monthly Katsugi Journey

Every 4th Thursday of the month
May to November 2021
A series of TaikoIN' online sessions presented by Eri Uchida
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These monthly practices continue on from the original “Eri’s Katsugi Journey Workshop” held in April 2021.


Please purchase the video from these original sessions to review before signing up to the monthly practices.

Ready to do it?  Click the button below and fill out the registration form!

Session Description

Run over monthly sessions these will cover

  • Body Awareness
  • Finding the good balance with your Okedo -becoming one with Okedo-
  • Strokes for right and left hands and hitting both sides
  • How to use your whole body to play to make a groove
  • How to make a small groovy sound
  • Foundations of playing both sides
  • Check individually
  • Q&A
  • Advice for how to adapt into your own or group’s piece


Every 4th Thursday of the month from May to November

  • 27 May
  • 24 June
  • 22 July
  • 26 August
  • 23 September
  • 28 October
  • 25 November

Time: 19:15-21:15 AEST (18:15-20:15 JST) 

Fees:  (7 Sessions Live stream or video)

  • Taikokoro Member A$90 (Ichiban, Niban, Rinjin & Gakkusei) 
  • Non-Member A$115

Things to prepare:

  • Pillow
  • Chair
  • Bachi
  • Balance ball
  • Katsugi okedo or fake one
  • Tennis ball

Note: these monthly practices continue on from the original “Eri’s Katsugi Journey Workshop” held in April 2021.

Please purchase these videos to catch up if did not attend this workshop series.

Cost for catchup videos (cost below is for both sessions):

  • Taikokoro Members: A$30
  • Non Members: A$36

Register here!

*Please note that the workshop will be recorded and photographed and parts may be used in our socials  for promotion purposes. If you do not want to be seen, please let us know and we will edit your face out of the recorded footage. 

About Eri Uchida

Originally from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Eri Uchida was deeply touched by her local taiko community where she grew up – so much so that while studying abroad in Canada during high school, she founded her own taiko group. To further her studies, Eri moved to Sado Island to join the KODO Apprenticeship Program in 2007 and became a performing member for KODO in 2009. Since then, she has traveled all over the world performing with the troupe, directing school presentations, as well as teaching workshops. Eri also produced KODO’s first overseas interactive concert. In addition, Eri oversaw the day-to-day workings of the KODO Apprenticeship Program, helping to train and welcome new KODO member prospects. 

In 2018, she organized “Roots of KODO,” a program where taiko players from outside of Japan got to fully immerse and experience the KODO apprenticeship conditions on a deeper level and experience the community and the rich culture of Sado Island.  She left KODO in May 2019 in pursuit of sharing the skills and philosophies she had gained through taiko with hopes of expanding the limitless possibilities of taiko and its community. After sharing ideas about her taiko philosophy and approaches to workshops with Sydney Shiroyama, they created the concept of TaikoIN’. (https://www.taiko-in.com/). Through TaikoIN’, Eri plans to share the skills and philosophies she has learned from her taiko career with hopes of expanding the possibilities of taiko and its community.